November 21, 2013

Raise the Minimum Wage Campaign pays visits to 50 Ontario MPPs [Video]

From the "Raise the Minimum Wage" website:

On November 14, the Campaign to Raise the Minimum Wage spearheaded a province-wide day of action where students, labour activists and community members visited Members of Provincial Parliament (MPPs) urging them to support a $14 minimum wage for all workers.
Across Ontario, community members organized visits with well over half of all sitting MPPs in Ontario and presented cheques for $5 billion – the amount a $14 minimum wage would put back into workers’ pockets.
On dozens of campuses, students organized outreach blitzes and joined MPP delegation visits – supported by the Canadian Federation of Students-Ontario. 
The campaign is being supported by many labour and anti-poverty groups, including the Workers Action Centre, Labour Councils, the Ontario Federation of Labour and the Young Communist League (Ontario).

Here's a video of the action in Guelph.

Co-ordinated province-wide actions are taking place on the 14th of every month.  The next major mobilization to raise the wage is on November 27th and is being organized by the Ontario Federation of Labour to coincide with their convention.  OFL delegates and supporters of the effort to raise the wage are gathering at 11:30AM at 123 Queen Street W in Toronto.

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